Hi, my name is Nelson Romeo Vielman Elias. I’m 17 years old. I’m in 11th grade. I live in San Martin Jilotepeque with my parents and five brother and sisters. My father is a farmer and my mother is a housewife. I like to play soccer. I have many goals for my future. I want to become a great person to get a good job and study at college in the future. Education is challenge for me because the money that my parents make isn’t enough to pay for us all. I’ll study so much to get a good grades.
Laurie is the mother of seven and grandmother to five. She is a co-founder of Yuda Bands and helped develop most of the scholarship program during the year she spent living with her family in Guatemala. Having lived in three Latin American countries her heart is very close to the students in Guatemala.